Cruise across the Bay of Biscay and day sail down the coast of Spain and Portugal to Marina de Lagos. Three weeks of sailing to the sun, tours and parties.
More than simply a voyage south to the sun, ARC Portugal appeals to summer cruisers, boats heading to the Mediterranean and to ARC participants. Social activities in every port and visits ashore to explore ancient Iberian cities and fishing villages make the rally a real holiday.
Invite a range of family and friends to join your adventure - day sails and great transport links make crew changes easy. The mix of people makes ARC Portugal a friendly and convivial summer cruise.
“The banter, the laughs, the story-swapping - you would be hard pushed to beat this experience”
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Webster - Log 16: Heady stuff
Friday 6th: Position 15 54'N 33 10'W. Well it had to happen sometime I suppose. Came up on deck at 0800 and all crew already there and Jeremy said with some element of glee, "the heads are blocked!", presumably because he knew it was not him that read more...
Starblazer - Starblazer 25 November - A slow start
It is a little daunting, distance to go to St Lucia is 2,657 miles, speed over the ground a paltry 2.5 knots but at least we have the helpful Canary current adding about a knot to our speed. It is even more frustrating whenyou realise that less read more...
Starblazer - Starblazer - Ready to go!
The second week has been surprisingly busy.I thought we would have far more time to do things such as paint our flag on the wall.We just ran out time so for the second time we gave left no mark here.On the other hand I did spend about 20 hours read more...
Celebrating 20 years of sailing to the sunshine: Entries are open for ARC Portugal 2014. 03/10/2013
2014 will be a special year for ARC Portugal as we celebrate 20 years of cruising south and discovering the wonders of Atlantic Iberia Credited each... more info
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Freebooter demonstrate their Sea-Xit - MOB Recovery
ARC Portugal 2013 participants Steven and Annemarie Westwood, owners of the Moody 425 Freebooter were more than happy to demonstrate their homemade MOB device at Mayflower Marina on Thursday afternoon during their obligatory safety inspection prior to the rally. Rob Gaffney, chief safety inspector at World Cruising was intrigued to discover a piece of safety equipment he had not come across previously.
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